Kimchi & Calamari
Teenaged Joseph Calderaro, who was adopted from Korea by Italian parents, begins to make important self-discoveries about race and family after his social studies teacher assigns an essay on cultural heritage and tracing the past.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Interracial; adopted teenager; adoptive family; interracial adoption; interracial family
Italian / Korean
adoptive mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2007, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
50 Books about Family, 2011 Older Children and Young Adult
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2008 Ages (9 to 12)
Choices, 2008 Children's Fiction
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to Ninth Edition, 2007
Korean Americans; curiosity; school assignment; family history; friendship; birth country; identity crisis
Kent, Rose, "Kimchi & Calamari" (2010). Diverse Families. 153.